nr Kenmare, Co. Kerry
18 holes. Open parkland. Hilly - several slopes to climb.
40 km SW of Killarney
From the centre of Kenmare follow the Ring of Kerry (N70) direction Sneem. After approx 7 km turn right into golf. (Note : the scenic route from Killarney to Kenmare is to follow the N71 past lakes, mountains and Moll's Gap. A quicker route is to take the Cork road from Killarney (N22) then turn right in Clonkeen and follow the R569 through Kilgarvan and onto Kenmare).
Ring of Kerry Golf Club: Greeting you from just about every hole at this immensely scenic golf course are wonderful views onto Kenmare Bay (aka Kenmare Harbour). This sizeable lough, with its many islands within, is stunningly framed by Caha mountains beyond - compelling County Kerry scenery.
Leaving aside all the spectacular vistas, the golf course itself will demand your full golfing attention. At times resembling a "mountain style" layout, many holes lay down quite a challenge ... especially if your ball-striking from the tee is apt to wander. Rugged, hilly and requiring an inventive design to get the best out of the sometimes "difficult" terrain, your first challenge will be to hit the relatively tight strips of fairway. Go too far offline and a combination of deep rough, gorse bushes and water hazards all lie in wait, particularly on the front-nine.
The emergence of a limited amount of residential housing, some quite close to the fairways, occasionally detracts from the out-of-the-way wilderness of the course. But as you progress up to the higher elevations, especially at the par-5 at 4th and 5th holes), there's nothing can detract from the stunning scenery that makes the Ring of Kerry so special.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. [Last updated: 2018].
Players generally walk this course. Golf carts available for hire.
The nearby picturesque town of Kenmare is a perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara. The surrounding countryside offers a host of walking trails. Watersports are in abundance with boat trips into Kenmare Bay to see seals and other stunning wildlife. Canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing are all available within an easy walk of the town.
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)64 41600Visit website
Ring of Kerry
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)64 41299Visit website
Ring of Kerry
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